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Los Angeles-Based Artist Julian Rose Makes His Introduction With Debut EP 'How Deep'
Los Angeles-based artist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Julian Rose makes his introduction with the release of his debut EP, ‘How Deep.’
Born into an entertainment dynasty — his parents both work in music video production and his late grandfather, Jerry Heller, was an instrumental figure in the rise of West Coast rap — and raised in Beverly Hills, Julian Rose (née Heller) has been immersed in the music industry from a young age. He started playing piano at the age of five and within a few years he had mastered guitar, bass and drums as well. As he got older, he was helping out in production offices and attending video sets after school. With a genuine curiosity and a love of connecting with other people, Julian was able to meet and talk to many artists throughout his youth who inspired him to keep going with his music and creative endeavours.
The Julian Rose project has been a lifetime in the making but, over the last few years, it also became Julian's lifeline. “I was feeling very unhappy and felt like the future was hopeless. I was stuck in the monotony of life,” he says about the moment he felt he needed to throw himself into making music full time. "However, I always knew that music was the one thing that had been there for me. So, instead of relying on other people, I decided to rely on the thing that carried me through all the ups and downs of my childhood.”
The EP’s three tracks — “How Deep,” “Movin On” and “Her Majesty” — demonstrate Julian’s eclectic and genre-defying sound. Seamlessly blending elements of classic rock, soul, funk, hip-hop and pop, the music is timeless and refreshing all at once. Constantly challenging the expectation that an artist must remain in one singular genre, he ruthlessly colours outside of the lines, carving his own musical path every step of the way.